Today marks the release of the new book from FTC Managing Editor Jared C. Wilson -- The Imperfect Disciple: Grace for People Who Can't Get Their Act Together. Perhaps Jared's most unique book yet, Imperfect is a creative non-fiction approach to the gospel call to follow Jesus, full of reflections and confessions and narrative exultation.
Here's a little more on what the book is about:
The Imperfect Disciple is a discipleship book for people who are a little tired of discipleship books. This one is for the rest of us -- people who screw up, people who are weary, people who are often wondering in church if it's safe to say what they're really thinking. For the believer who is tired of quasi-spiritual "lifehacks" and fuzzy "fortune cookie" spirituality, here is a discipleship book that isn't afraid to be honest about the mess we call real life.
And here's what people are saying about it:
"Jared does a great job, with his humorous yet serious style, reminding us of God's perfection in the midst of our inconsistencies, fears, and falls -- in other words he has faithfully 'demystified discipleship.' Whether you feel you're barely hanging in there or riding a wave of joy-saturated obedience, the grace of God found in this book will encourage and remind the saint that there is only One who is perfect." -- Matt Chandler
"This is the most refreshing and encouraging book of discipleship I've read in the past decade. With tears, I write this 'blurb,' because Jared has given fresh words, voice, and understanding to this grand reality." -- Scotty Smith
"I needed this book more than words can express." -- Ann Voskamp
"Yet another discipleship book. Perhaps you had those thoughts when you picked up Jared Wilson's Imperfect Disciple. It's not. Not even close. Wilson takes our idea of discipleship and turns it on its head. Wilson makes us dizzy with gospel truth and disoriented by beholding the Lamb of God. He helps us refocus so that our obedience is no longer about us. You'll be encouraged as you read this book." -- Trillia Newbell
"This book is different. Jared ties everything he has to say about being and loving disciples to the realities of what Jesus has already done. And that, dear friends, is what sets this wonderful book apart from all the others. Please do buy it. Buy one for a friend. And then read it together--and rejoice in the gospel." -- Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
"I've read too many 'discipleship' books that made me feel, somehow, less. This book is the exact, wonderful opposite. It's like talking with a very insightful friend about Jesus. It's honest, thoughtful, and unpretentious." -- Brant Hansen
"Too often discipleship is described in strings of clichés. In The Imperfect Disciple, Jared Wilson cuts the string, shares his story, and helps readers envision following Jesus in clear, inviting, and realistic ways." -- Mike Cosper
"The Imperfect Disciple is a book about grace for people who know about grace. For anyone who draws confidence -- or shame -- from the belief that God is keeping track of their goodness, this book is for you." -- Sharon Hodde Miller
"Follow Jared as he demystifies discipleship on this unpredictable quest into the kindness of Christ." -- Christian George
"I'm grateful for this refreshing, grace-saturated, and realistic treatment of what it means to follow Jesus." -- Michael Kelley
"In a world -- and church -- infatuated with 'leaders,' 'platforms,' and 'influence,' The Imperfect Disciple offers a much-needed antidote to our leadership overdose: following. Jared Wilson reminds us that following Christ is not about what we do but about who we are. And we need be no more -- or no less -- than flawed but faithful disciples of the One who has already won all of our battles for us." -- Karen Swallow Prior
You can buy The Imperfect Disciple anywhere Christian books are sold. Here's an Amazon link.
If you've been blessed by this work, we know Jared would also appreciate your sharing about it on social media or posting a review on Amazon, both of which is a huge benefit to helping get the word out.